Research Laboratory Manager, Environmental Medicine and Public Health

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


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Employment type: Full time, 3 year with the possibility to extend, start data of Spring/Summer 2019

The Environmental Nephrotoxicology Laboratory in the Departments of Environmental Medicine and Public Health and Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai seeks an experienced and motivated laboratory manager. The lab is involved in a number of projects involving multiple NIH-funded studies. The laboratory manager will be responsible for management of these projects including supervising staff in a collaborative team environment, developing and maintaining standard operating procedures for renal toxicology experiments, managing large databases, overseeing storage and shipment of samples, and running instrumentation and maintaining QA/QC protocols.


The primary role of the Manager is to supervise the operations of the laboratory under the direction of the Principal Investigator. This will include streamlining processes and increasing efficiency in all aspects of the laboratory day-to-day functioning as well as ensuring that laboratory’s scientific output meets the highest standards of quality. Specifically, the role involves:

  • Purchasing of supplies and other consumables in a timely matter to ensure projects proceed smoothly and avoid delays
  • Supporting the PI in negotiations for major equipment purchases
  • Overseeing laboratory equipment installation, as well as troubleshooting and maintenance, including scheduling onsite service
  • Liaising with service engineers and supervising lab members on the equipment
  • Maintaining and updating vendor contracts pertaining to laboratory maintenance and service
  • Generating, maintaining and updating laboratory standard operating procedures
  • Maintaining and updating an inventory of all lab chemicals and cell lines
  • Installing and upgrading laboratory operations management software
  • Maintaining details of all projects in the laboratory and tracking their progress to ensure timelines are met
  • Orienting and training new personnel, and supervising 2-3 trainees and staff
  • Ensuring that the laboratory space and personnel comply with all Chemical and Radiation safety criteria, by performing quarterly laboratory assessments and maintaining training records of all personnel on chemical hygiene
  • Assisting in the shipment of hazardous chemicals or biological substances, according to Environmental Health and Safety protocols
  • Offering technical assistance to lab personnel and collaborators to develop new pipelines of analyses
  • Being the point-of-contract for external collaborative projects
  • Contributing to peer-reviewed publications
  • Education: The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree or higher in areas related to molecular epidemiology, toxicology, environmental health or related fields
  • Experience: 3+ years of related research and administration experience required
  • Excellent communicate skills, both oral and written form
  • Aptitude for quick learning and multi-tasking is critical
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.


We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 


Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


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